Leadership and Innovation in Health

The Leadership and Innovation in Health course is designed for clinicians, educators, administrators as well as policy makers in the healthcare sector.

Monash University in collaboration with the Harvard Macy Institute will deliver the fourth iteration of this five-day short course, right on your doorstep in Melbourne. In this unique program on leadership, innovation and sustainability in health, thought leaders from Monash University, the Harvard Macy Institute, and internationally, will share their expertise to provide you with innovative ways to tackle global healthcare challenges.

This course can be completed as a short course or as a 12 credit point unit toward a Monash award degree.
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What you can expect

You will work closely with local and international thought leaders to identify challenges and develop strategies to lead and manage innovation and change in healthcare reform through your individual project work, case studies, journal clubs and group discussions.
Examples of themes that will be covered are:

  • Healthcare system design and funding.
  • Health workforce planning and development.
  • Challenges to current healthcare delivery in Australasia and internationally.
  • Innovations in healthcare system and education planning.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify local and global issues which affect the sustainability of healthcare delivery and education.
  • Examine a range of different healthcare and health education models of delivery.
  • Apply design thinking processes to develop innovative ways to meet the healthcare needs of the community.
  • Articulate the rationale for researching these key areas of intensive research.
  • Apply an in-depth understanding of at least one relevant area of the current literature to educational practice.
  • Communicate a coherent summary of issues in a particular topical domain within the health professional education literature.
  • Synthesise the implications of empirical and theoretical literature underpinning health professional education practice.
  • Critique a range of perspectives within a particular topical domain within health professional education literature.
  • Apply theoretical and empirical literature to the development of educational innovations within their own health professional education context.


  This course is accredited with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim one point per hour in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills (Total of 33 CPD points). Participation in this activity will be populated into your RACS CPD Online.


This course is accredited with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. 30 PRPD points (Practice Reflective Professional Development)


This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2017-19 triennium. 30 Category 2 points - Activity: 116876.


‘Leadership and Innovation in Health’ course has been accredited by the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM) in the category “Activities that Enhance Education and Research – Category 4A, 1 point per hour”.

Participants who complete this course will be eligible for 33 CICM CPD points (total of 33 hours).

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